Fight For Air Climb: Illinois
Each winter, the American Lung Association in Illinois hosts their annual Fight For Air Climb. The fundraising event empowers individuals to invest in their own personal health and fitness. After months of training and fundraising, the event concludes with a stair climb up Wyndham Springfield City Centre, which includes 32 floors and 532 steps.
In 2017, 877 people participated in the Fight For Air Climb at Wyndham Springfield City Centre, including 75 who participated as ultimate climbers (they climbed the tower as many times as possible in one hour). With 119 teams and more than 3,500 donors, the event raised $194,000 to help fight lung disease.
The 2018 Fight For Air Climb will take place on February 25 at Wyndham Springfield City Centre. More information and registration is available at FightForAirClimb.org.
Fight For Air Climb: Greater Chicago
Each year, the American Lung Association of Greater Chicago hosts two Fight For Air Climb events that challenge participants to climb two prominent Chicago area towers and fundraise to fight against lung disease. The Fight For Air Climb at Presidential Towers Presented by UnitedHealthcare in downtown Chicago includes a stair climb of up to four towers. Each tower is 45 floors and 585 steps. Those who climb all four towers will complete a total of 180 floors and 2,340 steps. The Fight For Air Climb at Oakbrook Terrace Tower includes a stair climb up Oak Brook Terrace Tower in the suburbs, which includes 31 floors and 680 steps.
In 2017, 1,700 people participated in the Fight For Air Climb at Presidential Towers. The event raised $500,000. The 2017 Fight For Air Climb at Oakbrook Tower Terrace brought in 700 climbers and raised $150,000.
In 2018, the Fight For Air Climb at Oakbrook Terrace Tower is on February 10. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Fight For Air Climb at Presidential Towers on March 11, 2018. More information and registration is available at FightForAirClimb.org.